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2013 Overall Winner & recipient of the Babies of Walloon bronze statuette

Edwards Property Mentorship Award

Ipswich Theme Awards

A Walk through Ipswich by Majella Pearl (5-17 Yrs. Winner)

Looking out from the Ipswich water tower,
I see mountains and rolling hills.
Stylish Queenslanders with families grown,
Having stayed together through fires, floods and ills.

Just down from there, is Omar Street,
Where my elderly, Granma lives.
A park across the road where, children play,
Many happy memories, it gives.

The quaint centre of Ipswich,
The bustling Top of Town.
Coffee shops, crafts, chocolate, home wares,
Tempt folks, who chose to look around.

Just a short walk is the CBD,
Still standing firm and strong.
Ipswich has seen so many days,
Brightly resilient, and moving on.

D’Arcy Doyle Place isn’t far from there.
A local artist on the global stage,
Kids revel in the creative exhibits,
Our Global Arts, showcasing the Age.

A stroll away, the library is a place to rest,
A spacious, light filled oasis.
Books wait patiently to be read
In comfy, quiet chairs and hidden places.

Amble to the Court houses, new and old,
Historic colleges, pubs, and churches, wander.
Travel rail, road and foot bridges.
Ipswich, so much history, to ponder.

The Bremer River slowly flows and ebbs
As people ramble the Riverheart.
Energetic families on a river walk,
Eager to reach the refreshing River Park.

Timothy MoIoney Oval, a sight to behold,
Come springtime, Jacarandas glow mauve.
Children played on spongy, green grass,
Screaming and laughing, soccer balls they wove.

Across from the oval, Riverlink bustles,
While St Mary’s Church, calls all.
One hundred and fifty years to educate,
The sandstone schools and Mercy convent, tall.

Ipswich has had a proud past,
But that’s not all we have to offer.
With modern architecture, schemes and themes
Take a walk and see us prosper.

The Legacy Lives On by Brenda Joy (Open Age Winner)

Chair’s Encouragement Awards

Rosewood Green Award – Open Age Local Poets

Joy Chambers & Reg Grundy Award – Open Age Other Poetry

Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry

Ipswich City Council Award – 16-17 Years

Broderick Family Award – 14-15 Years

Queensland Times Award – 11-13 Years

Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network Award – 8-10 Years

River 94.9 Award – 5-7 Years